Mona Charen makes the case  that Michael Steele needs to find another job. Her key points:

Michael Steele is a man of considerable talent — it’s just that he conspicuously lacks those required for his present position. He’s energetic, personable, and articulate. But those are not the qualities most required of a party chairman. The job demands an administrator, a behind-the-scenes schmoozer, and a tactician. Showboating is a hindrance. It’s a job that requires the talents of a stage manager, whereas Steele likes to be the star. At a time when the Republican Party is the indispensable vehicle for thwarting the disastrous policies of the Obamaites, Steele is a costly distraction in more ways than one.

The Daily Caller (which broke the story of the Voyeur outing) also reported that the RNC spent $17,514 in the month of February alone for chartered airplanes, and that Steele had looked into the possibility of buying a private plane for the chairman’s use. When he travels, Steele stays at luxury hotels like the Beverly Hills Hotel and the Four Seasons. While raising decent amounts of cash, the Republican Party under Steele has also burned through it quickly. Between July 2009 and February 2010, the GOP raised $63 million but spent $78 million, leaving the party without a solid cushion heading into the 2010 contests — and behaving all too much like the federal government.

Steele also has a bad habit of sticking his foot in his mouth. He plays the race card over and over again. It does the GOP no good, since the race card is a Democrat specialty. His latest gaff is telling. Fox News reports:

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele told a group of students that African-Americans haven’t been given a good “reason” to want to vote Republican.

“We haven’t done a very good job of really giving you one,” Steele said at DePaul University Tuesday, as reported by the Chicago-Sun Times.

“We have lost sight of the historic, integral link between the party and African-Americans.” “This party was co-founded by blacks, among them Frederick Douglass. The Republican Party had a hand in forming the NAACP, and yet we have mistreated that relationship. People don’t walk away from parties, their parties walk away from them,” Steele said.

Perhaps Chairman Steele could have talked about the millions of  jobs that Obama’s disastrous economic policies have destroyed. Perhaps he could have talked about how Obama is soft on illegal immigration and the jobs illegals steal from American citizens. The problem is that Steele thinks in terms of race. That’s how Democrats think. That’s not how the party of Lincoln should think. He needed to position the GOP as the party that represents all Americans, regardless of skin color.

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